Reader Recipe: Almond Coffee Cake

October 4, 2018

Submitted by Charlene Schroeder of Wakefield, Neb.

1 8 oz. pkg. Philadelphia cream cheese; softened

3/4 C. powdered sugar; divided

1 egg; separated

1 can (8 oz.) refrigerated Crescent dinner rolls

2 tsp. milk

3/4 tsp. almond extract

2 Tbsp. sliced almonds; toasted

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix cream cheese, 1/4 C. sugar, 1/2 tsp. extract and egg yolk until blended. Unroll crescent dough onto center of baking sheet. Press seams together. Spread cream cheese mixture into 3 inch wide lengthwise strip down the center of dough. Make cuts 1 1/2 inches apart, down both sides of the dough to within 1/2 inch of cream cheese mixture. Starting at one end; bring opposite strips of dough together over filling, gently secure in center. Whisk egg white until foamy, brush onto dough. Bake 18 to 22 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes. Mix remaining sugar, extract, and milk until blended. Drizzle over coffe cake. Sprinkle with almonds.

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